Charles Amirkhanian talks with Daniell Revenaugh, the conductor of the Electric Symphony Orchestra, about the group’s upcoming inaugural concert. The Electric Symphony Orchestra is a small traditional orchestra in which each instrument is electronically processed and amplified so as to resemble the tonality of a larger acoustic orchestra. The intent is to produce a sound that is faithful to the traditional concert environment while using far fewer performers, about 30 instrumentalist as opposed to the 100 of so currently used in a typical large, urban symphony orchestra. The orchestra, which is still in the experimental stage, is planning to do works from the classical repertoire and is not solely dedicated to the new music of the 20th century.
Date 1972-10-25Run time 21 min